MacAllister Machinery Co., Indiana’s Caterpillar equipment dealer, broke ground recently for its new headquarters on the southeast side of Indianapolis. Despite rain, the event had a successful turnout of employees and community dignitaries interested in seeing the site plans for the new building, MacAllister’s website reported.
The 133-acre tract will house MacAllister’s new 345,000-square-foot headquarters, and will allow the company to consolidate its heavy equipment shops, parts warehouse, light equipment sales and service, and virtually all of its office and administrative functions.
MacAllister Machinery Co., established in 1945, celebrated its 70th anniversary earlier this month. The company is owned by the MacAllister family, and three generations of the family participated in the groundbreaking event.
“We have outgrown our facilities at 7515 E. 30th Street where we have been headquartered since 1966,” said current president and chief operating officer Chris MacAllister, the third generation of dealer principals. “The new facility will afford us plenty of room for growth and expansion. Most of our Indianapolis-based team will be under one roof, a dynamic that will enhance efficiency, access, teamwork, and communications. Additionally, we remain on the east side of town where we have deep roots.”
MacAllister Machinery Co. is a Caterpillar dealer for Indiana and Michigan. Strong in rentals, MacAllister is No. 36 on the RER 100.